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- Blessings for Life February 12, 2019
Not once in over twenty years of ministry have I been asked to provide pastoral care for someone who received a raise or promotion. On the other hand people living on the margins—those who lost a job and dependent on our food pantry for meals or who weep over a sudden illness or death of a family members—they call regularly for they have no where else to turn for solace but to God.
- Follow Akela February 5, 2019
After a long night the men had caught not one fish. Not only would they go hungry but also their family and neighbors. As they washed and dried their nets and a crowd gathered around a teacher. The crowd pressed in on on the teacher, pushing him toward the shoreline. He stepped into one of the boats then asked its owner to row out a short distance so he might address the crowd.
- Enough Excuses January 29, 2019
Why did translators chose the verb "come" for when God calls a prophet? To say: "The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah" sounds as if he received a letter, an email, or a text message. Are there better words to indicate the life changing transformation he experienced?
- Kirkin’ o’ tha Tartans January 18, 2019
Put on your kilt and tam and get your tartan out of the closet. On Sunday, January 27th, we will celebrate Scottish heritage with the music of the bagpipe and a parade of tartans representing various clans who have contributed to the life of this congregation.
- Unfinished Business January 15, 2019
A hospital chaplain decided that he could not wear a particular item of clothing because it was too risky. The item of clothing itself was not risky nor risque, for I regularly wear similar items, especially on cool mornings when I walk to the Recreation Center to swim or exercise.